About Me

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Dexter, Oregon, United States
I am a self-employed knitter/designer and photographer. I strive to write unique designs inspired by nature, folklore, magic, Fairies and Elves, and I find a lot of inspiration from symbolism and traditions in cultures throughout history. I also love to photograph nature on an intimate level. As a Master Gardener I raise garden starts each spring to sell locally, and I am also a soap maker and musician. I can be found at our local Dexter Lake Farmer's and Crafter's Market on Sundays from May thru October selling my knitting patterns and hand knit items, as well as hand crafted soap, macro-photography from the garden, and tomato and pepper starts for your garden. You can find me on Ravelry as Peargirl and our band The Pears can be found on Reverbnation.

About purchasing patterns...

All patterns are available by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button for each pattern. You will receive an e-mail from knitpixie@msn.com usually within 24 hours with the pattern attached, ready for you to download and print. You may also purchase through Ravelry~ http://www.ravelry.com/stores/lorna-pearman-designs for automatic download. There are no refunds on patterns. Happy knitting!!!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

I believe in Magic...



The Enchanted Arrows circling this hat receive their magic from the bolts of lightning zigzagging their way down from the crown. I fell in love with a cowl design from Madeline Tosh called Arrow that I saw on Ravelry. I envisioned a hat, with the arrows getting smaller and smaller while shaping the crown. As the lines got closer together and the arrows got smaller, the result was lightning bolts and enchanted arrows.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I Believe In Elvish


The pattern I've been working on for the last 12 Days (and Nights) of Christmas is finally done and online...I've named it "Firstborn Elvish Christmas Stockings"...Elves were the Firstborn who awoke in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth a millennia before the Aftercomers. Distinguished from Men and Dwarves, they possessed near immortality. These Elvish Christmas stockings may become immortal as they are passed down from generation to generation becoming treasured heirlooms.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Triple Goddess Slouch Hat


My new hat pattern can be found on Malabrigo Yarn's Website under Online Patterns with a link to my Ravelry pattern page: Malabrigo Yarns
The “Triple Goddess" symbol of waxing, full and waning moon represents the aspects of Maiden, Mother, and Crone. This Feminine Trinity can be found in cultures throughout history. "Anatolian villages in the 7th millennium B.C. worshipped a Goddess in three aspects—as a young woman, a birth-giving matron, and an old woman." ~ (Barbara G. Walker, The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, p. 1018). The slouchy hat begins with a criss-cross rib that emulates the circular curve of the moon, and the symbol for the Triple Goddess circles the hat.

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Elvish Baby Hat

Elvish Baby Hat
My grandson Soul looking very elf-like in the Elvish Baby Hat.

Elvish Kids Hat

Elvish Kids Hat
Peregrine, a cute little Elfling at the Quarter Stitch in New Orleans.

Om Slouch Hat

Om Slouch Hat
A comfy, slouchy hat sure to look good on even those who think they don't look good in hats.

Oregon's Old Growth Hat

Oregon's Old Growth Hat
Knit in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed for softness, with a beautiful cabled fabric for texture, this hat will keep your head and ears warm in the coldest temperatures.

Just Sleeves and A Hood Shrug

Just Sleeves and A Hood Shrug
The hood in this shrug pattern is tall and deep enough to not pull up on the shoulders for a very comfortable fit.

Clown Fish Love Anemones

Clown Fish Love Anemones
Sue Wineland's adorable grandaughter Margaret

My great-nephew, Charles Alexander Brown in his Bunny Hat

My great-nephew, Charles Alexander Brown in his Bunny Hat
He was the source of inspiration for my first design, the Chocolate Bunny Baby Hat, photoed here wearing the original.

My grandson Jaylen in his Spider Boy Hat

My grandson Jaylen in his Spider Boy Hat
Jaylen is fun to knit for...he loves to wear what I knit him!

Ivy Headband

Ivy Headband
My granddaughter, Skyla, modeling her headband that I knit for her.

My beautiful great-granddaughter Savannah Rain in her Noro hat with my granddaughter Katia

My beautiful great-granddaughter Savannah Rain in her Noro hat with my granddaughter Katia
Hand knit hat in Noro Silk Garden using Nancy Lindberg's "Headband, Hat, Helmet" pattern.

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